July 15, 2010 | | 82 Comments Give us a great idea for a mobile application, Win a free 16GB iPad College Life is getting ready for school to start again and they want to send you back to school in style, with a new Apple iPad. And as a little end-of-summer project, College Life wants your help in designing a brand new iPhone/iPad app for college. We want to hear your best ideas of what you’d want in an App, and then we’ll let the users vote on the best ones. The winner will receive a brand new 16GB iPad and be given a conceptual credit on the app itself. Go ahead and put that on your resume. At the very least, you’ll be able to answer the question, “What did you do with your summer vacation?” Here’s how you enter the contest: Step 1: Give us an idea for an App that you would actually use. Enter your concept in the comments below. It can be anything- from an App to help you study to an App to help you party. We just want to build something that fits our name: College Life. Give us a real idea, something that you would actually use. If it looks like you’re just trying to waste our time, you’re not going to win. It’s that simple. Step 2: Put up a link to this post and have your friends vote you up. To qualify for the iPad, you put a link to this post on your favorite social network and have your friends vote you up. We don’t care if you use Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Posterous, or MySpace (but really, who uses MySpace anymore?). The voting is crucial, because the 16 posters with the most votes on August 15th will be selected to go into the second round. If you’re to lazy to send your friends to the site, then you can also friend us on facebook or follow us on twitter instead. You can enter multiple ideas for an app into this contest, so long as with every entry you either link to the comment from an external website or friend one of our social networks. Contest Schedule This contest will be open for entries from July 15 to 11:59 PM PST August 15, 2010. The top 16 entries will then be selected and entered into the playoff system that we developed for the Christmas Video Contest The playoff will go like this: Second Round: August 16-20. Semifinal: August 21-25 Final: August 26-30 The winner will be announced on August 31, and will receive their iPad just in time for the beginning of the semester. Official Rules All entrants must be 18 years or older. Multiple entries are allowed, but will only qualify if they follow the steps listed above. The application concept must be an original idea from the entrant. Plagiarized or stolen ideas will result in immediate disqualification from the contest. Entrants must provide a legitimate concept and link to this post from another site in order to qualify for the prize. College Life reserves the right to publish/create a mobile phone application based on any of the concepts entered into this competition. By entering, contestants yield intellectual rights to the concept to College Life. College Life will not produce an application based on a concept provided without first notifying the entrant, however, guarantees no compensation, monetary or otherwise, for use of the concept. College Life will not sell nor use contestants’ information for anything outside of notifying entrants or otherwise communicating with the contestant. The contest will be discontinued unless a minimum of 30 qualifying entries have been entered by 11:59pm MST, 8/19/2010. College Life reserves the right to cancel the contest at any point for any reason, as it is there contest and their prize in the first place. iPad and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Apple, Inc. share no affiliations with College Life or its sister sites. Apple, Inc. does not endorse College Life or its sister sites. Enter your App idea in the comments for a chance to win a free Apple iPad! This contest is officially closed for entries! Thanks to everyone who entered. Voting on the entries below will continue through Midnight MST on Thursday, August 19. So vote for your favorite. May the best idea win!